Ronaldo scored three times against Spain for Portugal to manage sharing points with former World Cup winners. Debatably inferior Portugal faced an experienced and technically gifted side in their first 2018 World Cup match at the Fisht Stadium, and produced an entertaining match which resulted into a draw. Man of big occasions
Portugal beat Andorra 2–0 in their fifth world cup qualifier fixture at the Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella. Substitute Cristiano Ronaldo came in the 45th minutes to break ties with Andorra by his 63rd minute close range strike. Andre Silva doubled the lead for the away team four minutes to full time.